Two days ago, Obama went to Kansas, a state he lost despite having some roots there through his mom, and gave what many interpreted as a pro-middle-class speech. You know, I donâ€™t care if this speech is a calculated response to the Occupy movement or an explicit play for re-election. I think itâ€™s cool for someone in a leadership position to talk about real stuff people are suffering through. Itâ€™s heartening, gosh darn it. Hereâ€™s the transcript in case you missed it.